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5 reasons to get excited about Yakuza 0 on Steam PC
By Sam Jones - 31st Jul 2018Games
Just some of reasons to get excited for the action-adventure game
The action-adventure will take players back to the 80s to follow the journey of a humble debt collector framed for murder, and a club owner trying his best to run a thriving business... without beating up rowdy visitors. With over 100 stories to discover, Yakuza 0 will give players plenty to enjoy.
Here, we take a look at five, of many, reasons to get excited about Yakuza 0's arrival on Steam PC.
Protagonists Kazuma Kiryu and the returning Goro Majima (eye patch) have their own unique personalities and traits that makes Yakuza 0 all the more entertaining. Players will embark on story missions from both characters' perspectives at different stages throughout the game - with fate leading them together.
Kazuma's kind but kick-ass attitude means that players will have a soft spot for him, whether it be through his good deeds or punching a street thug really hard in the face. Goro's personality throughout the Yakuza franchise has been somewhat chaotic and deranged, with the character earning himself the nickname 'The Mad Dog of Shimano'.
However, gamers will see a much more calm and collected side to this character, but don't worry, he's still a master of combat and entrepreneurship when certain occasions arise.
Crazy, comical combat
There's nothing like punching someone and then headbutting them before a load of cash drops out of their body like a fleshy ATM. Yakuza 0's combat style is pretty similar to many other hack 'n slash/counter 'n hit games currently available. Gamers are rewarded with money from each enemy defeated - which can be put towards purchasing new abilities from the skills tree.
Money can be lost, however, if players get too big for their boots against special enemies called 'Mr. Shakedown'. Money and extra bonuses can be won back if you successfully defeat these hefty foes.
The more abilities you unlock, the more powerful you become in tricky situations. Pull out a steel baseball bat or switch between Brawler and Rush style fighting skills - there's loads of fun to be had!
Have you ever been so into a karaoke session that you picture yourself on stage rocking with a guitar? Well, maybe after a few alcoholic beverages.
Karaoke is one of many hilarious and engaging side missions (sidestories) and much-loved distractions away from an already enjoyable story plot. Hit the dancefloor and boogie on down to 80s-themed music in a mini game reminiscent of Dance Dance Revolution - or win yourself a chicken in a game of bowling!
One thing's for sure, you won't be taking part in the standard fetch and deliver side missions.
Whether you're travelling to the next mission or just having a browse among the bustling streets lit by neon signs, Yakuza 0 has a vast open-world setting for players to explore. The game is set in 1980s Kamurocho, a fictionalized recreation of Tokyo's Kabukicho, and Sotenbori, representing Osaka's Dotonbori respectively.
Players can enter shops, grab a bite to eat and go about their own virtual life. Help citizens with day-to-day tasks, or just start brawling.
Let's do business... stuff
Later in the game, players will be able to tend to their side businesses to earn extra CP. Real Estate Royale (Kazuma Kiryu) and Cabaret Club Czar (Goro Majima) require players to grow each protagonists business by employing staff and providing them with training, and taking down rival businesses in the neighboring region.
The better the staff, the more money your business makes, creating a stronger empire. It's yet another side project which will give players hours of additional gameplay.
Don't miss out, you've got until 6am PST on August 1st to get 20% off your Yakuza 0 Digital Deluxe Edition Steam key!